Baroque in Bloom – Maleny

November 20, 2016
2:00 pm
Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Back from his most recent tours, sensational violin virtuoso, Attilla Sautov, is set to delight local audiences with a captivating baroque program. Attilla will lead the Australian Quintet in their debut performance. With his usual panache, he will combine with violins, viola and cello to perform soul-stirring works by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Corelli, Albinoni, Boccerini, Scarlatti and Telemann. Joining the ensemble will be guest soloist, Neil Heymink, who will perform the glorious Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E minor


A.Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A minor,RV 356 Op 3 No 6

A.Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A Minor RV 357

A.Corelli – Concerto Grosso No.2 in F major

G.F.Handel  – Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4

J.S.Bach  – “Air” from the orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major

A.Vivaldi – Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484

J.S.Bach – “Adagio” from the Violin concerto in E major BWV 1042

A.Scarlatti – Concerto Grosso No. 1 in F Minor

G.P.Telemann – violin concerto in A minor, TWV

T.G. Albinoni – Concerto for Violin No.1 in B flat major, Op.9

L.Boccherini – String Quintet in E major, G.275


Crocodile Rockin’ – Elton John Vintage Classics – Fundraiser

Crocodile Rockin – Elton John vintage classics – Saturday 7th May at the Maleny RSL Hall.   This is a fundraising event to get the 2016 Maleny Music Festival rolling.  

Doors open 6 pm – meals available and a licensed bar.  Early bird Tickets $20 online at Click here to buy Early Bird Tickets at $20 – Cost at the door will be $25.

Dress up in your best 770’s Glam Rock gear!  Prizes galore – best EJ glasses – EJ trivia quiz – raffle!

Come along for a great night & know that all funds raised go to helping our not-for-profit festival.

The Maleny Music Weekend 2016 – A spring Festival at the Maleny Showgrounds,  will be held on Friday 25th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016.  Keep up to date through their website:  Maleny Music Weekend website.

A fun filled night featuring fabulous Maleny and Sunshine Coast musos performing Elton John vintage classics: Rob Longstaff, Kelly Cork, Brian Martin, Lee Hardisty, Kit Cotter, Noel Gardner & Joe Lynch.  The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be local comic Clayton Storey.



Change to the Goodwills’ Concert – now Tommy Leonard

Greetings, house concert fans – a late update – unfortunately, ‘The Delphics’ are unable to come this Sunday, 10th April, owing to illness, but the good news is …
Tommy Leonard – Maleny’s own much-admired local troubadour – is able to step in as feature artist!           

Tommy Leonard

If you’ve already booked and still plan to come, no need to confirm, but if you find you’re unable to come, or if you are able to come, but haven’t booked yet, please let us know.  

For bookings/venue directions – telephone Laurel 5435 -2333   

 Goodwills’ house concerts are sponsored by the Queensland Folk Federation.

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!  If you didn’t make the Maleny Christmas Carnival in the main street of Maleny last night – you missed one heck of a community party.  Coming down the hill and seeing a business absolutely covered in Christmas lights – to the man in the dark shouting safety messages to everyone coming past – to all of the community groups and businesses that opened for the evening – re-arranging menus, building street stalls for food, gifts etc, handing out free Christmas cake, organising an army of helpers to offer the locals all manner of ‘stuff’.   How impressive was that twirling ride in the middle of our sloping street!  The music, the lights, the arts &  crafts – oh I know I have missed so many in this missive.  From my own point of view, I was so impressed by the friendliness of all of the people when I accosted them to help the Maleny Visitor Information Centre by adding a review into Google – to enhance our Google standing – I thank you all.  However my most thanks have to go to Spencer & Karen Shaw and their team(s) of helpers who organised everything – to go from our usual main street, covered in vehicles as normal – to such a party land was extraordinary and all put up – run – and pulled down all in 4 to 5 hours.  You guys deserve a medal.  I love this community – but last night made me just so proud to be part of it.

Highlights from Carmen

Highlights From Carmen

Maleny Singers Fire Brigade

Maleny Singers Presents Highlights from Carmen
By Georges Bizet
2:00 pm Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of November
Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple Street,

Tickets are $20


Come and enjoy the most memorable music from Bizet’s beloved opera in a concert performance by the Maleny Singers, accompanied by the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra and support our local firies at the same time.

Maleny Community Centre
2:00 PM Saturday 7 November and 2:00 PM Sunday 8 November

For more information click here to go to the ‘Maleny Singers present Highlights from Carmen’ Facebook page.

All tickets $20 available from or from Maleny Visitor Information Centre.

Alternatively you could contact Daniel Sandeman on the Maleny Rfb Facebook page.

#maleny #malenyinfocentre

A Play – The Heavenly Behan

Brendan Behan

A Play – The Heavenly Behan : Starring well known Maleny poet Irish Joe Lynch with music arranged by local Maleny musician John Wright.  Warning:  this is irreverent and very funny

Where, When and How Much:  At Finbars Lounge Bar, Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, Friday & Saturday 25th & 26th September 2015 starting at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 each with $10 concession and are available at the Maleny Visitor Information Centre between 9:30 am and 4 pm or telephone 0402 825 065.

As a young boy growing up in 1960’s Ireland we were told much about the eternal suffering in Hell.  I was always very interested when the Priest or teacher talked about the flames and the screams of the poor suffering souls.  The fact that you could burn and suffer for all time without actually turning into ashes amazed me.  I had once burned my finger playing with my Uncle Jimmy’s lighter when he was out of the room and I knew how painful that was.

There was little mention of the other place heaven, of course they said it was grand and we would have everything we wanted.  One Sunday evening on a BBC religious programme there was a discussion of Heaven by a group of religious clerics, high up men Cardinals and the like.  They came to the conclusion that in heaven we would sit and stae at God and find such peace and tranquillity by doing so.  We would sit at peace for all eternity.  As a six year old I felt let down, what sort of heaven was that?  So I had a choice of being burnt to a crisp or bored for all eternity.

Later I decided that the way people spoke of wanting to go to heaven it could not be that bad.  So through my life I have researched what people thought of it.  Did you know that there are Irish Pubs, Irish Music and horse racing in heaven?  Well there is.  When you get there it is going to be one big party.

In the play Shane McGowan, the Irish singer, songwriter from The Pogues is dreaming that he is in heaven.  There he meets (in an Irish pub) one of his heroes the writer Brendan Behan.  Behan was born in 1923 into a Dublin Republican family and joined the IRA at 16 – ended up in Borstal for possession of explosives.  From there he went onto write about his experiences in prison and the working class of Dublin, he achieved international success.  Behan died in 1964 at just 41 years of age.  He described himself as a drinker with a writing problem.

When the two meet up in the Pub (in heaven) – what follows is a hilarious discussion of life, the afterlife and who God really is accompanied by the music that Shane wrote for The Pogues.  The two are joined by Irish American writer James Patrick Donleavy and Samuel Beckett who give their unique points of view.

Irish Joe Lynch – Facebook



WittaFest 2015 (Inaugural Event)

WittaFest 2015 an inaugural event bringing people of Witta and surrounds together.   It will be held at the Witta Recreation Club Saturday 19th September from 10 am to sunset.  Enjoy stories, crafts, music, food, drink (and German Beer!) all wrapped in history!  Come and discover Witta’s historic landscape & pioneer life with historic displays & tours of the Church, School & Cemetery.

Musicians: The Barleyshakes (folk music, fiddle, banjo & guitar);  The Kelly Family Band (family folk music)Kim Kirkman (classical and folk airs on harp and viola)Irish Joe Lynch (inspirational storytelling); Mitch Ruggles (banjo – Americal 19th century)McKay & Wright (traditional folk music); Astar & Rawhinia (classical violin pieces); Rubatuba (tuba / sousaphone and accordion) and Maleny Singers (classical extracts from Bizet’s Carmen).

Historical Displays, Walks & Tours, Workshops & Demonstrations, Food & Beers

  • Pioneer Life – Teutoburg up to 1900
  • Maps and Surveying – historical maps and plans
  • Immigration in 19th Century
  • Costumes from the 19th Century


For more information click to go to the WittaFest website

Neurum Creek Music Festival 2015 – The Shanty Session

09The Shanty Session

The Shanty Session:  For the last few years, Neurum Creek has hosted Shanty Singing Workshops.  Well enough of workshops – time to put it on stage.  So come along and join Poop-deck Mickey, Peg-Leg Kate, Shanty Man Badger, Nimbin the Cabin Boy and Captain Looking Good in strong voice and good cheer, to sing Shanties and Songs of the Sea.

The Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Rasmussen Road, Neurum Qld in September each year.  The 2015 festival will be held on the weekend of the 11th, 12th, and 13th September.  This year there are 30 artists.

#malenymusic          #maleny

Neurum Creek Music Festival 2015 -Sadie and Jay

Sadie and Jay 2

Joining musical forces just a few years ago, Sadie and Jay’s performances have made an impact in and beyond the Brisbane folk scene. Versatile musicians in their own right, together they make a formidable duo blending vocals of rare calibre with an evocative back-drop of intricate finger picked guitar, bouzouki and bass. Joined by percussionist Suzanne Hibbs, Sadie and Jay will be performing a selection of eclectic songs and originals from their debut album “Curious.” Intimate, expressive and resonant music to stir the senses.

The Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Rasmussen Road, Neurum Qld in September each year.  The 2015 festival will be held on the weekend of the 11th, 12th, and 13th September.  This year there are 30 artists.

#malenymusic          #maleny

Neurum Creek Music Festival 2015 – The Jam

The Jam

The JAM emerged out of the vibrant acoustic music scene of SE Queensland. Their members all support a number of local folk activities but their first love is to play music and sing together. They are often found having a ridiculous amount of fun jamming with friends at local music gatherings The JAM features distinctively attractive vocals with material spanning traditional folk through to contemporary alternative country.

The Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Rasmussen Road, Neurum Qld in September each year.  The 2015 festival will be held on the weekend of the 11th, 12th, and 13th September.  This year there are 30 artists.

#malenymusic          #maleny